Ionizing radiation

WHO handbook on indoor radon: a public health perspective

World Health Organization

Cover of publication: Handbook on indoor radon

Publication details

Number of pages: 94
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English, Spanish
ISBN: 9789241547673



The handbook book focuses on residential radon exposure from a public health point of view and provides detailed recommendations on reducing health risks from radon and sound policy options for preventing and mitigating radon exposure.

The material in the handbook reflects the epidemiological evidence that indoor radon exposure is responsible for a substantial number of lung cancers in the general population.

This publication is intended for countries planning to develop their national radon programmes or extend such activities, as well as for stakeholders involved in radon control such as the construction industry and building professionals.

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